Laura Veirs is the sole contributor to the soundtrack for the feature film Hello I Must Be Going from director Todd Louiso, starring Melanie Lynskey, Christopher Abbott and Blythe Danner.
Laura will be performing three songs prior to the Portland premiere of the film at The Fox Theater, Friday Sept 21st at 7pm.
The soundtrack features eight instrumental versions of previously released songs, five catalog favorites, and one new vocal track, “Spring Song”.
“Breathtaking, vibrant, diverse, and fun.” -Ken Maiuri, Daily Hampshire Gazette
On July 3, Spare the Rock Records released Science Fair, eighteen exclusive track,s all sung by women and girls, themed around and benefiting science and engineering education for girls. The album features new music from artists including Mates of State, Laura Veirs, Elizabeth Mitchell and many more.
Extensive research shows that girls, from rural areas to the suburbs to the inner cities, aren’t getting the foundational education they need to get into science fields when they grow up. The same research shows that girls–especially girls of color–are persistently given the message–explicitly or implicitly–that they can’t do science. As women are significantly underrepresented in science-related fields, Science Fair will be part of changing that, both through the message of the record itself (featuring all songs sung by women) and through the financial contributions it will generate, supporting programs that improve girls’ science education.
Continuing a run of blogs about brilliant animated music videos, check out this treasure from multi-disciplinary designer Britta Johnson. In November last year American folk musician Laura Veirs released Tumble Bee, an album of childrenâ€™s songs old and new inspired by the birth of her first child last summer. The video for King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O was animated by Britta Johnson with a cast of curious characters in colourful watercolour glory.
Read the complete interview at Amelia’s Magazine.
Top honors were bestowed on Tumble Bee: Laura Veirs Sings Songs For Children.
“What do you get when you mix rollicking and soulful folk songs with captivating vocals and a first-rate mix of harmonies, guitars, banjo, piano, percussion, accordion, brass, strings and whistles? A topnotch family folk album, shaped, layered and made shiny new by skilled musicians led by vocalist Laura Veirs, whose voice is graceful, expressive and utterly charming.”
Culminating in headlining a Mother’s Day You Who variety show, Laura Veirs and The Tumble Bees / Hall Of Flames* will play Seattle and Portland with staggered evening adult and daytime family shows this May!
* The morning/afternoon shows will be ‘Laura Veirs and The Tumble Bees’ and the evening shows will be normal Veirs catalog songs as ‘Laura Veirs and The Hall of Flames.’
|01/28/18||Portland, OR||Green Bean Books|
|Time: 11:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1600 ne alberta st. Venue phone: 503 954 2354. At this show Laura will be reading from her new children’s book “Libba” about iconic folk singer Elizabeth Cotten. She will also be playing a few of Elizabeth’s songs and signing books afterwards.|
|02/04/18||Seattle, WA||Third Place Books – Seward Park|
|Time: 11:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 5041 Wilson Ave S. At this show Laura will be reading from her new children’s book “Libba” about iconic folk singer Elizabeth Cotten. She will also be playing a few of Elizabeth’s songs and signing books afterwards.|
|02/10/18||Portland, OR||Powell’s Books|
|Time: 10:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1005 W Burnside St.. At this show Laura will be reading from her new children’s book “Libba” about iconic folk singer Elizabeth Cotten. She will also be playing a few of Elizabeth’s songs and signing books afterwards.|